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Jaylen Brown organizing peaceful protest in wake of George Floyd’s death

Celtics, Jaylen Brown, George Floyd

Boston Celtics star Jaylen Brown is doing what he can to make sure his voice is heard.

Amid the ongoing and growing protests stemming from the death of unarmed African-American man George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department, Brown has decided to join many of the other frustrated voices across the country in protest.

A Georgia native, Brown has been in the Atlanta area where protests have grown in the last few days. The fourth-year Celtics pro took to Twitter to announce that he would peacefully protest on Saturday.

Jaylen Brown also encouraged others in the area to join him in protest, which he said will start at 5:30 at the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial site in downtown Atlanta.

The Celtics star joins a whole list of professional athletes, celebrities and other big names that are outraged of the George Floyd incident. Cities like Atlanta and New York City have followed the protests that originally occurred in the Minneapolis area.

Brown grew up in Marietta, Georgia, less than 30 minutes from the center of Atlanta. One of the state’s highest-rated recruit of all time, Brown dominated at Wheeler High School where he became a five-star recruit and the fourth-best player in the nation according to ESPN.

In his pro career, the 6-foot-6 wing has taken his game to the next level in the suspended 2019-20 season. In 50 games, Brown has averaged 20.4 points, 6.4 assists and 2.2 assists per game — all of which are career highs. Brown is also shooting a career-best 49.0 percent from the field, which has helped the Celtics get out to a 43-21 record prior to the season being postponed.